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  • Best way to thicken diluted (3:1) castile soap and avoid separation?

    Posted by Zink on March 11, 2014 at 2:47 am

    I tried to use 2% carbomer mixed into the aqueous phase after adjusting it to pH 7, I had mixed kaolin clay into the water phase and it only formed a brown sludge, but when adding the castile soap, it turned into a solid crumbly gel! I had to dilute it down 4x to get to something resembling a lotion.

    Options: gum arabic? Xantham?
    Zink replied 10 years, 3 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • OldPerry

    Member
    March 11, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Typically, carbomer formulas are adjusted at the end of the procedure.

    It is difficult to give you advice without knowing your complete formula.
  • Zink

    Member
    March 11, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    “Moved” the discussion to Soap Making forums, some good responses there if you’re interested! http://www.soapmakingforum.com/showthread.php?t=43507

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